Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)

Overview

The Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI) was established by the Second Conference of States Parties to the ATT in 2016 and became a standing Working Group of the Conference by decision of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in 2017.


Chairs

The following persons have served as Chairs of the WGETI:

  • CSP2: Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, of Switzerland, and Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez, of Costa Rica
  • CSP3: Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, of Switzerland
  • CSP4: Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, of Switzerland
  • CSP5: Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, of Switzerland
  • CSP6:  Ambassador Jang-Keun LEE, of the Republic of Korea / Ambassador Sang-beom LIM, of the Republic of Korea

  • CSP7: Ambassador Sang-beom LIM, of the Republic of Korea


Sub-working groups

During CSP4, the WGETI Chair established three Sub-working groups of the WGETI to focus on specific areas of Treaty implementation, and facilitators were appointed for the Sub-working groups as follows:

  • Article 5 (General Implementation): Mr. Leonard Tettey, of Ghana (CSP4 and CSP5)
  • Articles 6 & 7: (Prohibitions, Export and Export Assessment): Mr. Daniel Nord, of Sweden, followed by Ms. Ulf LINDELL of Sweden (CSP4 and CSP5) / Ambassador Ignacio SÁNCHEZ DE LERÍN of Spain (CSP6 and CSP7)
  • Article 11 (Diversion): Mr. Damien Chifley of Australia, followed by Ms. Tina Matheson, of Australia (CSP4) / Ms. Samantha ALLEN of Jamaica (CSP5) / Ms. Stela PETROVIC of Serbia (CSP6 and CSP7)

CSP5 decided the work of the Sub-working group on Article 5 (General Implementation) had come to an end, and established the following Sub-working Group:

  • Article 9 (Transit and trans-shipment): General Implementation): Mr. Rob WENSLEY of South Africa (CSP6 and CSP7)


Meetings

The following meetings of the WGETI have taken place:


Documentation


The documents made available to support the meetings of the WGETI are available here:

In addition, the WGETI submits an annual report to the Conference of States Parties:



Presentations

CSP3 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the the first meeting of the WGETI on 06-07 February 2017:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Trends arising from Initial Reports submitted by States Parties (available here)
  2. German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA): ATT Implementation Asistance Projects (available here)
  3. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Reflections on Training (available here)
  4. Saferworld: Case study on implementation in Liberia

CSP4 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 06-07 March 2018:

  1. Sweden Inspectorate of Strategic Products (available here)
  2.  ATT Secretariat: Status of Article 5 Implementation and NPCs (available here)




The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 29-30 May 2018:

  1. Japan METI - Overview of Japan's Strategic Trade Control (available here)
  2. Wassenaar Arrangement - National Control Lists (available here)
  3. Costa Rica - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)
  4. Jamaica - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)
  5. Côte d'Ivoire - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)







CSP5 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 29-30 January 2019:

  1. ATT Secretariat - National Control Lists and NPCs (available here)
  2. Liberia - Establishing NPC (available here)
  3. Benin - Implementation of the ATT (available here)
  4. Serbia - Arms Export Control (available here)
  5. Control Arms - GBV (available here)
  6. Bulgaria - Import documentation (available here)
  7. UNIDIR - EUCs (available here)

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 02-03 April 2019:

  1. South Africa - Overview of the South African Conventional Arms Control System (available here)
  2. GCSP - Prohibitions and Export Assessment: Tracking ATT Implementation (available here)

  3. ICRC - GBV and IHL (available here)
  4. UNIDIR - Import Documentation (available here)

CSP6 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 04-05 February 2020:

  1. Small Arms Survey - Article 9 - Transit and Transhipment provisions in initial reports (available here)

There were no presentations during the second series of WGETI meetings due to take place in April 2020 because the meetings were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CSP7 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 26-27 April 2021:

  1. Mr. Diederik COPS, Flemish Peace Institute: Transit controls of military goods in seven European countries (available here)
  2. Prof. Anna PETRIG, University of Basel: Article 9 ATT - A Law of the Sea Perspective (available here)





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